Editorial: CAFTA-DR concession on sugar for ethanol an example of Senate protectionism

07/14/2005 | Washington Times, The

The recent Central American-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement legislation that includes a last-minute provision encouraging use of sugar to make ethanol and a two-year freeze on more sugar imports "represented a major step toward protectionism," The Washington Times says in an editorial. Seven of the 12 Republican senators who voted for the bill after winning the concession from the White House came from sugar-producing states, while none of the Democrats mentioned as possible presidential candidates supported the measure.

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